Geological Sites

Area AreaHabuminatoHabuminato

In the early 9th century, a volcanic crater formed during an eruption, and became a lake. In 1703 the Genroku earthquake caused a tsunami which destroyed the edge of the lake, connecting it to the sea. People removed the remaining large rocks, and opened Habu Port in 1800.

As the surrounding cliffs provide protection from strong winds the port flourished until the mid-1900s. Furthermore, the beauty of the port attracted many poets and artists, who left many Oshima masterpieces in their wake.

View from the lookout


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